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Chicago Police Union Wants 12% Raise

Feb 8, 2013 10:48 AM PT

Illinois has the worst debt rating in the US thanks to out-of-control union pensions and health care costs. And yet, police unions in Chicago are asking for consecutive 6 percent annual raises plus a cost of living adjustment:

Union president Michael Shields said it’s simply a matter of Mayor Rahm Emanuel making public safety a priority. In addition to 6 percent yearly raises, the union wants $3,000 yearly “cost of living in Chicago” stipends for police to help defray the expense of the requirement that they live within city limits.

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Iowahawk's Story is Red-Hot, But... It Ultimately Comes from Infowars

Feb 8, 2013 10:45 AM PT

I just linked this story on my blog, and a reader, @tsrblke, let me know that if you click through all the way, the "news report" the Examiner (not the Washington Examiner, but that online Examiner outfit) cites turns out to be a post at conspiracy-monger Alex Jones' Infowars.

It's a great story-- but until, say, Breitbart's Kerry Picket or Matt Boyle can confirm it, we probably ought not to treat it as true.

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